(News Release: February 14, 2019)—

Washington, DC—The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will temporarily close lanes, ramps and shoulders on the following roadways to perform construction activities along and near the I-295 / DC 295 corridor.

The following lanes, ramp, and shoulder closures will be in place daily from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm, Tuesday, February 19, 2019, through Friday, February 22, 2019, weather permitting:

I-295 / DC 295 Southbound

  • Single left or right lane/shoulder between East Capitol Street and US Naval Research Lab / DC Water / Blue Plains (Exit 1)

Local Roads

  • South Capitol Street, SE/SW northbound single left or right lane between Firth Sterling Avenue, SE and N Street, SE
  • South Capitol Street, SE/SW single left or right lane from Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE, to Malcolm X Avenue, SE
  • Suitland Parkway, SE single left or right lane between Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue, SE and South Capitol Street, SE
  • Firth Sterling Avenue, SE single left or right lane between South Capitol Street, SE and Howard Road, SE
  • Potomac Avenue SE/SW single left or right lane between First Street, SE and Second Street, SW
  • P Street, SW between South Capitol Street, SW and Half Street, SW
  • Howard Road, SE single left or right lane between Firth Sterling Avenue, SE and Suitland Parkway, SE
  • Malcolm X Avenue, SE left or right lane closure between 2nd Street, SE to South Capitol Street, SE/SW

Ramps (signed detours will be posted)

  • I-295 northbound off-ramp to westbound South Capitol Street / Nationals Park / Downtown (Exit 3B)
  • I-295 southbound off-ramp to Suitland Parkway / US Naval Station (Exit 4A)

The following lane and shoulder closures will be in place daily from 9:30 am to 8:00 pm from Tuesday, February 19, 2019 to Friday, February 22, 2019, weather permitting:

The following lane, ramp, and shoulder closures will be in place nightly from 8:00 pm to 5:00 am, Sunday night, February 17, 2019, through Saturday morning, February 23, 2019 weather permitting:

I-295 / DC 295 Northbound

  • I-295 northbound single left or right lane and shoulder between Laboratory Road / US Naval Research Lab (Exit 1) and East Capitol Street

I-295 / DC 295 Southbound

  • Single left or right lane between Laboratory Road / US Naval Research Lab (Exit 1) and Malcolm X Avenue / JBAB (Exit 2)
  • Two left or right lanes between Malcolm X Avenue / JBAB (Exit 2) and I-695 to I-395 Downtown (Exit 5A)
  • Single left lane between I-695 to I-395 Downtown (Exit 5A) and East Capitol Street
  • Single left lane between East Capitol Street and I-695 (Exits 1B-C)
  • Two left or right lanes between I-695 (Exits 1B-C) and South Capitol Street / Malcolm X Avenue / JBAB (Exit 2)
  • Single left or right lane between South Capitol Street / Malcolm X Avenue / JBAB (Exit 2) and US Naval Research Lab / DC Water / Blue Plains (Exit 1)

Local Roads

  • South Capitol Street, SE/SW single left or right lane between Firth Sterling Avenue, SE and N Street, SE
  • Suitland Parkway, SE two right lanes or two left lanes between Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue, SE and South Capitol Street, SE
  • Suitland Parkway, SE full closure between Firth Sterling Avenue, SE and South Capitol Street, SE nightly from February 19th to February 23rd. Signed detour will be in place for closure.
  • Firth Sterling Avenue, SE single left or right lane between South Capitol Street, SE and Howard Road, SE
  • Potomac Avenue SE/SW single left or right lane between First Street, SE and Second Street, SW
  • P Street, SW between South Capitol Street, SW and Half Street, SW
  • Howard Road, SE single left or right lane between Firth Sterling Avenue, SE and Suitland Parkway, SE

Ramps (signed detours will be posted)

  • I-295 northbound off-ramp to eastbound Suitland Parkway / JBAB (Exit 3A)
  • I-295 northbound off-ramp to westbound South Capitol Street / Nationals Park / Downtown (Exit 3B).
  • I-295 northbound on-ramp from eastbound Suitland Parkway, SE.
  • I-295 northbound on-ramp from northbound Firth Sterling Avenue, SE.
  • I-295 southbound off-ramp to Howard Road / Nationals Park (Exit 4B).
  • I-295 southbound off-ramp to Suitland Parkway / US Naval Station (Exit 4A).
  • I-295 southbound on-ramp from eastbound Suitland Parkway, SE.

The following lane and shoulder continuous closures will be in place during the weekend from 9:00 pm, Friday night, February 22, 2019 to 5:00 am, Monday morning, February 24, 2019 weather permitting:

  • DC-295 / I-295 northbound up to two left or right lanes/shoulder between Laboratory Road / US Naval Research Lab (Exit 1) and East Capitol Street (Exit 5A)
  • DC-295 / I-295 southbound up to two left or right lanes/shoulder between East Capitol Street and US Naval Research Lab / DC Water / Blue Plains (Exit 1)

Additionally, South Capitol Street, SE long-term northbound right lane closure between Martin Luther King Jr, Avenue, SE and Malcolm X Avenue, SE.

These closures are required for construction activities associated with the following DDOT projects:

South Capitol Street Corridor Project - Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge

The South Capitol Street Corridor Project calls for replacing the Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge and transforming related sections of the urban freeway into a beautiful scenic boulevard that increases pedestrian and vehicular safety, improves multi-modal transportation options, increases community accessibility and supports economic development on both sides of the Anacostia River.

I-295 / Malcolm X Avenue SE Interchange Improvement Project

The multiple phases of this project include the reconstruction of the I-295 interchange with Malcolm X Avenue SE, including modified ramps and a new access roadway to the St. Elizabeth’s West Campus. The planned improvements will be made between Firth Sterling Avenue SE, on the north, and the South Capitol Street/Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue SE intersection to the south. The project will provide transportation improvements to serve the proposed Department of Homeland Security headquarters consolidation on the St. Elizabeth’s West Campus.

Rehabilitation of Anacostia Freeway Bridges over Nicholson St, SE

The District Department of Transportation project to rehabilitate the Anacostia Freeway bridges over Nicholson St, SE is part of DDOT’s ongoing commitment to safety. The rehabilitation project will focus on reconstruction of the bridge deck and adjoining ramps to address deteriorating structural elements, ensuring that each bridge remains a reliable part of our infrastructure.

Motorists are urged to use caution as they travel in these areas, to anticipate moderate delays, and to be mindful construction personnel.

For more information about DDOT’s ongoing efforts to improve the 295 corridor, visit www.improving295dc.com.

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